East Nusa Tenggara


Balancing Conservation and Community Welfare: Enhancing the Management of Marine Protected Areas in Indonesia

Marine protected areas have played an important role in conserving and restoring marine biodiversity that is threatened due to the climate change. Indonesia has expanded its marine protected areas, covering 411 locations with more than 28 million hectares (about 9% of its territorial waters). Managed by different types of government units (national and locals), Indonesian MPAs located mostly in regions where the communities have high poverty rate and high inequality index.

Review of Public Expenditure for Stunting Prevention at Regional Level: The Factors Influencing Stunting Prevalence Variation in Six Kabupaten/Kota in Indonesia

Indonesia is one among countries in the world with severe nutrititional status in the world with its stunting prevalence of around 31%. This is not directly proportional to the government’s increased expenditure in their nutrition improvement attempt that it gives rise to a question on the effectiveness of the interventions they have made.

Gender Policies of the New Developmental State: The Case of Indonesian New Participatory Village Governance

This article shows how the Indonesian new developmental state addresses gender equality and women’s empowerment in its effort to institutionalise a participatory approach in the state bureaucracy. It pays attention to the way the new developmental ideology has shaped participatory governance policy as an instrument of village development instead of deepening democracy and reworking the structure of traditional gender relations.





This research specifically explores the dynamics of inequality in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Indonesia and factors that correlate with it both at macro and micro levels. 

Moving Out of Poverty in West Timor: Understanding Social Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in a Conflict-Affected Area

This article is only available in Bahasa Indonesia.

A Study on Readiness for School Reopening during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study in Ten Kabupaten

This publication is only available in Bahasa Indonesia.

Thematic Study on Village Law: Designing Strategies and Scenarios for Facilitation in Villages

This publication is only available in Indonesian.


Study on the Implementation of Law No. 6 of 2014 on Villages - Endline Report

This publication is only available in Indonesian.


Poor Women’s Access to Public Services: An Endline Study

This publication is only available in Indonesian.


Promoting Continuous and Systematic Updates of Integrated Social Welfare Data

Out-of-date and incorrect Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS) resulted in mistargeting and delays in the distribution of social welfare assistance at the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This data inaccuracy was caused by many kabupaten (district)/kota (city) governments inconsistently updating their social welfare data. Several studies in Brazil show that an up-to-date and high-quality integrated poverty data system will improve the effectiveness of social welfare assistance programs and contribute to rapid poverty reduction.

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